Illuminating the Universe with Exploding Stars

  • Schmidt, Brian (PI)
  • Hillebrandt, Wolfgang (CoI)
  • Kirshner, Robert P (CoI)
  • Kulkarni, Shrinivas R (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    We are using Exploding Stars (Supernovae and Gamma Ray Bursts) to measure fundamental properties of the Universe. We use Type Ia Supernovaeto trace the Expansion History of the Universe and learn about the nature of the Dark Energy which currently dominates the Universe. We use Gamma Ray Bursts to illuminate the gas in and around galaxies to measure the chemical composition and structure of the Early Universe.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0431/12/07

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$49,000.00

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